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Jon

Business Development Manager

BEng - Electronics, University of Warwick - MIET

I am responsible for ITDev’s business development. As a member of the management team I help to define company strategy, looking for new opportunities for growth. I enjoy working with people and can often be found networking at events or the company coffee machine.

I started my career as a Digital Design Engineer with Plessey Radar, on the Isle of Wight, before moving in to the semiconductor industry with GEC Plessey Semiconductors. Returning to Hampshire, I joined Philips Semiconductors where I spent 13 years in various roles, ultimately being responsible for verification and system level design developments.

I moved in to business development when I joined the NMI, the UK’s electronics trade association. I spent 3 years widening their scope of appeal by establishing the System & Software networks, including the successful FPGA network.

I enjoy adopting new technology with a keen eye on where it will allow me to spend more time with my family. In my spare time I enjoy the Hampshire countryside, mountain biking in the New Forest or taking family walks along the varied coastline.

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Posts by Jon:

Posted 19th June 2018
Balancing the benefits of contractors vs consultants
Recently I was in discussion with a potential client about the challenges he was having with resourcing one of his projects. His automatic assumption was to approach a contract agency to get one or ...more
Posted 6th February 2018
Providing undergraduates with careers guidance and tips to secure the perfect first job, based on our experience of mentoring students and recruiting new graduates.

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Posted 27th July 2018, By Steven S
We often work on client projects that use the Linux operating system (OS), either as a desktop operating system or on their embedded system. The core of the ...more
Balancing the benefits of contractors vs consultants
Posted 19th June 2018, By Jon O
Recently I was in discussion with a potential client about the challenges he was having with resourcing one of his projects. His automatic assumption was to ...more
Posted 30th May 2018, By Hugh J
If you’ve worked on projects where a full UVM test bench was used you’ll probably have appreciated the benefits it gives you. Unfortunately, sometimes it is ...more
Posted 22nd March 2018, By Andy C
Can Continuous Integration, or CI, really make you and your team look awesome? We had a customer visit us recently for a progress meeting. We logged into our ...more

Latest News

Welcome meal photo
Posted 7th August 2018
As mentioned in our last news item, we have 3 summer interns working with us for 10 weeks over the summer. We combined a celebration of their joining the team ...more
Posted 13th July 2018
With our success in recruiting two graduates already this summer and the imminent arrival of 3 summer interns, we've had to make some rearrangements in the ...more
Posted 15th June 2018
Demonstrating our commitment to providing opportunities for growth and responsibility, and to meet with Health & Safety requirements, two staff have the ...more
Celebration meal photo
Posted 22nd May 2018
May has been a busy month for the ITDev team.  We welcomed our latest new recruit, Tom, who has joined us as a graduate engineer and is increasing his HDL ...more